That’s the start of the 12th — OK, maybe 11th — round of an increasingly brutal telecommunications boxing match.In this corner, we have the landline telephone. In the other, we have VoIP.Let’s get ready to get pummeled!Why the sudden need for bloodshed?Ask Skype.The eBay company that lets people make cheap-to-free long-distance phone calls over the Web surfaced last week with two notable partnerships.First, Sony.The Japanese consumer electronics company unveiled its new Mylo Personal Communicator, a computer-like device that comes loaded with Skype’s software.

Skype, Sony raise the stakes in phone game | IndyStar.com

Originally posted by Ty Tribble on August 14, 2006 in Ideas.

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